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What are posing threats to a coelacanths future survival?

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05/07/2009

Habitat destruction, overfishing. Interestingly, museums of natural history and aquariums are one of the threats to the coelocanth. Many such museums are looking for specimens of this fish for their collections, causing local fishermen in Madagascar and elsewhere in the fish's range to hunt them in greater numbers.